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Feb 7, 2013 4:00am EST
of unmanned drones to kill suspected terrorists. as we learn about a top-secret u.s. drone base overseas. >>> storm watch. millions bracing for a blizzard that could start tonight. snow amounts not seen in years. >>> and it was the biggest powerball prize since that $600 million megajackpot. overnight, someone became $200 million richer. >> clearly not us. >>> and fashion police ready to crack down at sunday's grammy awards. >>> and good thursday morning, everybody. they are the not-so-secret weapons of the war on terror. unmanned drones, dispatched to places not safe for u.s. troops. >> under the obama administration, their use has increased. but it's now under serious fire on capitol hill. here's abc's tahman bradley. >> reporter: president obama's pick for cia director, john brennan, could face serious heat from members of the president's own party at his confirmation hearing this afternoon. democrats will likely demand answers about the use of unmanned drones to attack u.s. enemies overseas. brennan is the administration's point person on drones, the man who signs off on the kill lis
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Feb 19, 2013 4:00am EST
-byes. >>> also this morning, cyber warfare. breaking overnight, invasive attacks on u.s. interests online. and now, we may know who's behind them. >>> severe storms. rough weather is in store for millions today. >>> and a daredevil with a driver's license going end-over-end in a mini cooper. >>> and good morning. we begin with breaking news. emotional, new details about the murder case against olympic runner oscar pistorius. >> those details all stem from last thursday's shooting death of pistorius' model girlfriend. they're being laid out in a small courthouse in pretoria, south africa. here's tahman bradley. >> reporter: oscar pistorius appeared in court this morning for a bail hearing. the double-amputee is charged with murdering his girlfriend, reeva steenkamp on valentine's day. >> i saw him as a lonely young man. very heartbroken and sad. >> reporter: despite the murder charge, one legal expert thinks pistorius has a shot at bail. >> everybody knows who he is. it's not as if he can hide and get a passport and go overseas without anybody noticing him. >> reporter: pistorius' family a
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Feb 26, 2013 4:00am EST
of congress. >>> and after more than a century, the u.s. census bureau has decided to drop the word negro on its forms and surveys. negro will no longer appear as an option for race, alongside black or african-american. many americans view the word as offensive and outdated. duh. >>> c. everett koop, the nation's most famous and influential surgeon general has died at 96. president reagan appointed koop in 1981. he was instrumental on changing america's views on smoking. he endorsed condoms and sex education to help stop the spread of aids. he was a frequent visitor to dartmouth until his death. >>> pope benedict is leaving it to the cardinals of the catholic church. benedict changed the rules, allowing the cardinals to move up the can clave start date if all of them arrive at the vatican before the 15-day waiting period ends. benedict's resignation takes effect on thursday. >>> prosecutors have asked that manslaughter charges be brought against the costa concordia cruise ship. 32 people, including 2 americans, died in that accident. >>> and coming up after the break, stocks sliding yet a
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Feb 21, 2013 2:35am EST
in the u.s. whether to arm the rebels in that country or not. it seems former secretary of state hillary clinton was for it. leon panetta was for it. but the white house put the stop on that, because they said we don't want those weapons to fall into the wrong hands. this has been a quagmire for two years now. >> we're talking about 70,000 people dead. it's cost the government $48 billion, billion with a b. the economy that's already crippled, now it's costing them the equivalent of that much money. the u.n. now says war crime charges should be brought on both sides, the government and the rebels. so it's just something -- and we have to watch it from afar. >> we'll be right back after this. ♪ welcome back to that same old place that you laughed about ♪ >> that takes you back, doesn't it? of course, welcome back to robin roberts, taking her "gma" anchor seat. we watched as he turned her private health battle into a campaign for bone marrow transplants. >> four, three -- >> hi, it's robin. i have been waiting 174 days to say this. good morning, america. >> reporter: but no one could s
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Feb 12, 2013 2:35am EST
to be mounted on a missile aimed directly at the u.s. north korea confirmed the test in a statement released by state media saying it was carried out to "defend the country's security and sovereignty in the face of a ferocious, hostile act by the u.s." it means that north korea is closer to building a warhead small enough to be mounted on a long-range missile that is capable of reaching the u.s. the test today comes just two months after pyongyang conducted a successful long-range missile test in direct definls of u.n. security council resolutions, and the key question now is, did north korea use plutonium as they did in previous tests or highly enriched uranium? if north korea was stul in building a bomb using enrich rue yanium, it would speed up their ability to build a warhead. >> the president said it undermines the region's stability and a threat to the u.s. national security and to international peace and security. and it doesn't make north korea any more secure, which is what it's hoping for. >> they are a provocative country. get the world's attention and flex their military muscle a
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Feb 12, 2013 4:00am EST
the u.s. condemnation is pouring in around the world. >>> the next pope. we have new details from rome this morning. >>> and a hotel raided in mexico overnight? has suspected cop-killer christopher dorner fled over the border? >>> is a breakfast soda what you need to kick-start your day? >>> good tuesday morning, everybody. we do begin with breaking news out of north korea. defiantly bragging this morning that it just conducted its third nuclear test. >> the underground test is the first for new leader kim jong-un. president obama issued a statement overnight calling the move have highly provocative act. the test appeared to be more powerful than the previous test. akiko fujita explains the significance. >> reporter: it would mean that north korea is a step closer to its stated goal to create a nuclear warhead that is small enough to be mounted on top of a long-range missile that is capable of reaching the u.s. it comes two weeks after they conducted a missile test in direct defiance of u.n. security council resolutions. >> the u.n. security council is holding an emergency meeting to a
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Feb 19, 2013 7:00am EST
and what it means for u.s. international security tonight on "world news" and "nightline." >>> meanwhile, back here at home, new details about a potential motive in the newtown, connecticut, school shooting. adam lanza may have been competing with another serial killer. "the hartford courant" newspaper found articles about the killing spree in norway, who bombed buildings at a youth camp, killing 77 people. the investigation is still ongoing. any theory is still specktive. >>> and new information on what left the carnival cruise ship stranded in the gulf of mexico last week. the coast guard now blames a leak in a pipeline that connects a fuel tank to one of the ship's engines. investigators say oil dripped on a hot surface and caught fire. >>> in business news. a potential megamerger. office max and office depot, are talking about a merger. struggle to compete against staples and other big retailers, like costco. >>> and finally, talk about the most remarkable special delivery. the odds are 1 in 70 million. a woman in texas has given birth to two sets of identical twins on the same day,
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Feb 7, 2013 2:35am EST
for the u.s. neurologists predict the number of alzheimer's patients is expected to triple by the year 2050. that's when as many as 14 million patients may need care for the disease. the startling projection follows a study of patient records, as well as census numbers. >> doctors are warning parents about a strain of whooping cough. the new england journal"the new medicine" reports it's caused by a vaccine resistant strain. it's the worst outbreak of its kind in 60 years. >>> and what will be the story of the weekend. a powerful blizzard is zeroing in on the northeast, threatening to bring fierce winds and up to two feet of snow. the nor'easter expected to be the worst in years, is moving in from the gulf coast and the great lakes. snow is coming down this morning in chicago. but by tomorrow night, this storm will be unleashing heavy snow on boston and coastal new england. and that storm, as you know, could make a mess out of travel, even before the first flakes fall. some airlines announced plans to relax rebooking rules so passengers can change flights without having to pay the standard
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Feb 20, 2013 4:00am EST
himself. >>> it looks like the u.s. is preparing to strike back amid allegations about those massive cyber attacks being blamed on china. the white house will reportedly lay out aggressive steps today to fight the cyber crimes. the report comes after a security firm identified the shanghai building as the headquarters for china's military hackers, accused of stealing secrets from u.s. companies and government sites. >>> union workers are rallying, urging congress to avoid the looming budget cuts. yesterday, president obama brought cops and firefighters to the white house to warn emergency workers they'll be the first to go if those cuts take effect. the deadline is less than ten days away. and so far, there's no face-to-face talks. >>> but the president is reaching across the aisle on immigration reform. last night, president obama called the three, key gop players on the issue in the senate. john mccain, lindsey graham and marco rubio. details of a white house backup plan on immigration were leaked over the weekend. >>> general john allen who was nominated to be nato supreme ally commande
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Feb 21, 2013 4:00am EST
. for the first time since 2007, more than 30 days have passed with no u.s. deaths in afghanistan. the pentagon says that's because of fewer enemy attacks. and the fact that afghans, now, are taking over more of their own security operations. >>> if you're about to chow down on an egg mcmuffin this morning, you're probably not alone. a new study shows just how much fast food americans eat. adults ate 11% of their daily calories in fast food over a four-year period. topping the survey, nonhispanic black adults who ate one-fifth of their diet from fast food. and the over-60 crowd, ate fast food just 6% of the time. >>> well, drinking coffee can apparently give you the jolt you need to live longer. a new study of older americans found three cups of coffee a day can reduce the risk of early death by 10% to 15%. too much caffeine used to be considered unhealthy. but researchers say, the more coffee people consumed the less likely they are to die from injuries, heart disease, stroke and other ailments. >> staff on this show shall live forever. >>> and speaking of coffee, police near seattle say some
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Feb 8, 2013 2:35am EST
such strikes are rarely used and only against targets planning to attack the u.s. however, the head of the intelligence committee, senator dianne feinstein, is calling for more openness about that drone program. >>> outgoing defense secretary leon panetta revealed for the first time that there was a plan in place to support rebels in syria. but that plan was vetoed by president obama because of worries that the weapons might fall into the wrong hands. more than 60,000 people have died in syria's civil war. >> by the way, i was just going to add to that civil war. it's cost that country the equivalent of $48 billion. when you think about a war, our war obviously has cost us trillions of dollars. but a country that has no money, and they're relying on us for help, $48 billion is money. >> and the u.s. has given syria about $210 million in aid to help those insurgents along. but this issue of whether we arm them is one. after two wars and libya, maybe the country was not ready to get involved in another country. but we put these arms in syria, how do we know they're not going to get in
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Feb 19, 2013 2:35am EST
, but the paperwork was never sent to the u.s. archive to make it official. the overnight was uncovered after fans of the movie "lincoln" looked up mississippi's ratification. so a few weeks ago, mississippi's secretary of state corrected the problem 18 years late. congress did it in 1865, mississippi got to it in 1995 and didn't even get that correct. >> a very wise person said this evening, a state with so many is, and they can't see. >>> a veteran teacher at a central california high school is on admin straytive leave after being accused of stealing from the students. the teacher was caught taking things from backpacks. it was set up by students after some of them discovered things had gone missing. police are looking into whether a crime was committed. if the teacher stole from the students, i think we can say there was a while committed. >>> a big merger in office supplies looks to be in the works. "the wall street journal" reports office max and office depot could announce a deal this week. both have been battered by a weak economy and online competition, as well. six years ago, regulators b
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Feb 26, 2013 2:35am EST
morning. so you want to tune in for that. >>> after more than a century, the u.s. census bureau decided to drop the word "negro" on forms and surveys. starting next year, it will no longer appear as an option for race. many americans view the word as offensive and outdated. >>> a couple of the san francisco bay area who vanished last month during a biking trip in peru may now be in ecuador. garrett hand and his girlfriend, jamie, boarded a boat to amazon in ecuadoecuador. they had been speaking with friends and family on skype, but all contact stopped january 25th. >> just hanging in there. you know, you don't know what you don't know. and so we're by faith holding on that they're okay. >> the bike tour was supposed to last six months. relatives say they became concerned when the u.s. embassy posted a warning to u.s. citizens about kidnappings. >> there's plenty of cleaning up in parts of texas and oklahoma after record snowfall in those states. the snow was blown around by hurricane force winds across the region yesterday. 20 inches of snow fell on amarillo. at least two deaths are bei
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Feb 22, 2013 4:00am EST
was among those killed in the gun battle. >>> the u.s., the u.n. and syria's main opposition group are condemning a deadly car bombing in the syrian capital. 50 people were killed when that bomb exploded in damascus. this comes among growing pressure on syrian president assad to negotiate with rebel groups. >>> president obama is sitting down at the white house today with japan's new leader, prime minister shinzo abay arrived in washington last night, to discuss economic ties and security concerns, including the latest threats from north korea. he is also looking to reinforce the u.s./japan alliance. he is the fifth japanese prime minister during president obama's time in office. >>> police in las vegas are searching for suspects after deadly violence on the famed vegas strip. three people were killed during a gun battle between two luxury cars and a fiery crash that followed. authorities say at least one person in a range rover shot at a maserati that then ran a red light and crashed into a taxi. the taxi burst into flames and the driver and the passenger both died. the driver of
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Feb 5, 2013 4:00am EST
about these background checks. >> reporter: last year, there were nine mass killings in the u.s. eight of the gunmen had a history of mental illness. background check is only as good as the database used to check a gun buyer's record. consider this. only 12 states actively submit mental health records to the federal database. the president has proposed fixing this by giving states money to improve recordkeeping. and by urging doctors to report credible threats of violence to law enforcement. mental health experts say the other key to addressing this problem is identifying and treating those with mental illness at a young age. the white house wants to give states the resources to do that. but that's going to require money. and it is also the kind of thing that will take a long time to show results. jonathan karl, abc news, new york. >>> and the president is taking action on two other pressing national issues. he signed a deal to raise the federal borrowing limit, preventing a short-term financial panic. and he meets with lawmakers on ways to reform the immigration system. >>> an iraq wa
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Feb 22, 2013 2:35am EST
. how everyday people are coping with shortages of medicine. you can talk about the u.s. and iran going at it, but as always, it's the everyday citizens caught in the middle. that story does a great job of pointing out just how it impacts everyday life. just the basics like medicine. >> you hear about sanctions and it doesn't mean anything until you see a story like this. >> there's policy, and there's real tif and policy's impact on that. >>> and getting through. how science teachers are turning to popular music. how this class act is helping students finally take interest. >> i wish i had this earlier in the week. whatever it takes. however you get the message across, the fact that it gets across is a good thing. >>> but first, leading once again with weather. a monster of a storm is dumping snow in the middle of the country and spawning killer tornadoes. >> hemphill, texas area was hit hard. and it's far from over, as severe weather warnings are up across a big section of the country this morning. our coverage begins with abc's brad wheelis. >> reporter: old man winter just keeps rol
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Feb 1, 2013 2:35am EST
. >>> from beer to wine now, when it comes to the grape, the french are taking a back seat to the u.s. a new study find americans are now the largest consumers of wine in the whole wide world. and domestic production is increasing to keep up with all that demand. wine consumption is decling ingn italy and france. >> in france? awe al >> usa! usa! usa! we are number one in something. >> in boozing. >> 8:00 in the morning when w p get home. nothing wrong with the cocktail bre breakfast. >> it is our happy hour. >> do not judge. uh-uh uh, we don't have a problem. >> here is your friday forecast. heavy snow around the great lakes. a few inches from cincinnati to knoxville. and around washington, d.c. biting cold day across the dakota and midwest. snow in the northern rockies. around boise, seattle and portland. >> in the pacific north west is 0, twin cities, and, indianapolis, sunny to the northeast. god bless america. >>> it's water, i swear. [ laughter ] >> welcome back. many people who wear glasses know all too well, uh-huh. that they can get pretty pricey. but just how much would you pay to
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Feb 11, 2013 2:05am EST
penn state's football program. >> that report, 238 pages. and they hired a former u.s. attorney general and pennsylvania governor to do the report. basically it says it's a full-on attack of the freeh report, calling it a rush to justice. >> they're basically dismissing the whole thing. >> complete injustice. >> and joe's wife, who you saw there and can see today, wrote in a letter friday to former penn state players that her late husband was a moral disciplined man who never twisted the truth to avoid bad publicity. you have to wonder from a pr perspective, since people are so sickened, whether her coming out will change any opinions or not. >>> moving on now, near san diego a 12-year-old middle school student has been taken into custody, accused of threatening to shoot a teacher and 23 classmates. the 7th grader was admitted to the hospital for evaluation. the boy allegedly made threat in ape-mail to the school. the attack was supposed to take place today. >>> a troubling new report says the u.s. is the target of widespread computer crime that could cost the economy tens of billions o
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Feb 18, 2013 2:05am EST
being filed against him in the u.s. he spoke from the embassy in london where he was granted asylum in june. his supporters in australia have put his name in the run for the senate. >>> pope benedict is behind closed doors for traditional lenten prayer. thousands gathered yesterday to say goodbye to the pope. he will host his last blessing next sunday followed by a nine general audience on february 27th, the day before he officially steps down. >>> an amazing fact about friday's meteor strike in russia. shockwaves were felt by nuclear sensors halfway around the world. friday's mid-air explosion over central russia had the force of 30 hiroshima nuclear bombs. more than half of the glass that was broken has been replaced. several so-called meteor pieces are already on sale on ebay, but as the saying goes, buyer beware. >> 1 million square feet of glass shattered when that hit. >> that is incredible. i need to go to my backyard and get some rocks. >> some meteor rocks. >> of course. let me clarify. >>> just a week after getting slammed by that monster blizzard, parts of the northeast a
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Feb 8, 2013 4:00am EST
is not bad for humans. but it's generally not eaten in britain or the u.s. >>> and your chances of finding love, and more, at work may depend on your profession. more than 8% of artists say they've hooked up with a colleague. number two for workplace flings was cooks. but number three was welders, with more than 6%. the hot torch. and we didn't find news anchors, though, anywhere on the list. >> that's interesting. i met my husband at work. >> did you really? >> i did. >> and he's a tv guy, too. >> he's a tv guy. >> you're saying you're married? >> i'm married. sorry. i know. >>> next on this friday, a developing story. the bush family e-mails may have been hacked. >>> and college basketball stunner. another number one team goes down. she changed her dress three times, but all you notice is her beautiful, healthy skin. jergens ultra healing moisturizer makes even your driest skin look healthier, instantly. with beautiful skin from jergens, you'll always make an entrance. jergens®. the beautiful difference. it'and start talking aboutt whawhat you really wanthroom. from your toilet paper. i
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Feb 13, 2013 2:35am EST
-old dorner, a lieutenant in the u.s. nreserves, honorably discharged, had been fired in 2009 from the lapd. he threatened individual officers in an eight-page manifesto against the department that he posted online. police launched the largest manhunt in lapd history, following up on more than 1,000 tips. hundreds of officers crisscrossing the country for days, including efforts in tijuana, mexico, san diego county and big bear. the possible motive, all spelled out in that online manifesto where dorner accused specific officers of covering up police brutality by making him the scapegoat. he vowed revenge, writing when the truth comes out, the killing stops. so many questions remain as authorities now sift through the rubble on big bear mountain. i'm cecilia vega in los angeles. >> just so funny how this case developed. yesterday we were talking about he could have escaped to tijuana, mexico, and then he was still in the same general vicinity. >> under their noses almost. >> sometimes it's the smartest thing, you're right there and it's easy to hide that way sometimes because they're looking
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Feb 14, 2013 2:35am EST
in the u.s. are planning or expecting to get a marriage proposal today. >> and estimated cost of an engagement ring in 2013 is $2,410. i have a hard time believing that. >> that seems low. but whatever. it's the love that counts. 62% of couples will utilize some form of technology to share valentine's day messages. >> 30% of women in relationships think the holiday is overrated. i don't agree with that. >> i know. >> i like the pageantry. >> there were just shy of 1 million divorces in 2012. >> i don't want to end on that. >> sometimes you've got to realize the love is over. >> in west virginia, in valentine's day spirit, there were no flowers, no chocolate for this family. but how about this? a pink cow. matt mcclain wanted to do something different and he succeeded. >> he pulled out his paint rush and went to town on smoky. the farm owner painted his cow for his 5-year-old daughter who likes pink. she later revealed she meant pink the singer, not the color. >> strawberry milk all day and all night from that cow. >>> this morning on "world news now," in fear for their lives.
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Feb 15, 2013 2:35am EST
in that war. the afghans themselves are now doing most of the fighting ahead of the planned u.s. pullout next year. a ground breaking trend in the ultraconservative country, female soldiers are being trained in the special forces. that country says we're going to be on our own, all hands on deck because this truly becomes an afghani issue. president obama announced that 34,000 troops will come home by this time next year, which was a faster exit. and all troops shout out of there by the end of 2014. >> that is as planned. he was clear and specific in this timeline. we've had some vague timelines in the past when it was president bush and even president obama at the beginning of his administration. so it's good to hear they're coming home and we're going top a complete whole nation with all of our troops home. >> it's weird to think in two years time, iraq and afghanistan for all intents and purposes will be over. >>> a former san diego mayor who gambled away $1 billion has acknowledged taking more than $2 million from her late husband's charity. maureen o'connor cut a deal to avoid prosecutio
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Feb 6, 2013 2:35am EST
targets without evidence of specific plots against the u.s. and president obama will be heading to israel next month for meetings with newly re-elected israeli prime minister benjamin netanyahu. he was there in 2008 when he was a presidential candidate. during this trip, the president plans to meet with arab leaders. >>> also in the middle east, iranian president ahmadinejad was in egypt. at a mosque in cairo, a protester threw his shoe at ahmadinejad, which is a big shine of disrespect. that person was arrested. >>> in south korea, a terrifying car crash caught on tape. an suv struck an oncoming after flying over a hedge. it shattered the car's wind shooeld, but we are told both drivers somehow managed to survive the accident. >> wow. you can hear the screaming. oh, one more time. >>> as if getting ready to give birth isn't anxiety producing enough, and i know, listen to this story. they were rushing to the hospital when a thief stole their van, which was being warmed up in their driveway. oh! deputies followed the van in hot pursuit, reaching speeds up to 80 miles per hour until they th
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Feb 5, 2013 2:35am EST
laden's compound, was torn down last year after u.s. navy seals, stormed the place. ground will be broken in a few weeks. a push to restore the city's family friendly image after the takedown of a terrorist. >>> passenger whose survived a tour bus crash in southern california are recounting the few terrifying moments of the accident. they said the bus was going slowly down a mountain road. it picked up speed. the driver shouted for any one on the fwus call 911. the brakes failed. on impact the passengers were thrown out of shattered windows as the bus finally came to a halt. >> the worst part was seeing the backpacks and the gloves and the personal effects of the people that were in the bus. >> records show the bus had 22 safety violations in the past year problems with the brakes, windshield and tires. >>> a gas like blamed for last week's deadly explosion at headquarters of the mexico's state hoend oowned oil company. 37 killed and dozens injured when a gas build-up was ignited possibly by a spark. three workers set up a crude lighten the basement before the blast. invest
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Feb 4, 2013 2:05am EST
more than 150 people. he was the deadliest sniper in u.s. military history. >> i loved the job. you know, the guys, the camaraderie. it came down to whether i had to choose them or my wife and kids. i couldn't have both anymore. because i'd already messed that up. so i chose the family. >> reporter: on the homefront kyle became a best-selling author. in his autobiography "american sniper" he talks about shooting so many iraqi insurgents they nicknamed him the devil and placed a $20,000 bounty on his head. to survive all of that, only to be killed here at home. that young marine now faces two counts of capital murder -- one for each of the men who was trying to help him heal. ryan owens, abc news, dallas. >>> here in new york today former mayor ed koch will be laid to rest. the unflappable mayor died friday at the age of 88. former president bill clinton will deliver a tribute at his funeral. the service will conclude with the song "new york, new york." and in a special tribute, his favorite subway station will be renamed after koch. >>> the boy scouts could decide as early as this w
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